One of the biggest names on the mixtape scene is Bambino Gold. Hailing from Montgomery, Alabama, Bambino Gold has overcome a lot to get to where he is in the rap game. Growing up one of six children in a single parent home helped mold Bambino Gold as both an artist and a man. Early in his teen years, Bambino Gold moved to Atlanta, meeting future super-producer, Mike WiLL.
Both Bambino Gold and Mike WiLL have enjoyed much success over the past year. Before the success, however, came the struggle. Hood Affairs TV captured Bambino Gold freestyling for Brick Squad’s popular duo, Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame. More struggle would come when Bambino Gold spent two years in prison, but his buzz was still growing.
Bambino Gold hit the ground running, upon being released. Soon, Bambino Gold found himself collaborating with Eldorado Red, Alley Boy, the late Lil’ Phat, Cartel MGM, Waka Flocka Flame, and more. Last week, another great stride from Bambino Gold was made when he released Fuck Being Indicted (F.B.I.) with mixtape king, Trap-A-Holics.
Hip Hop Vibe caught up with Bambino Gold and he spoke on his new mixtape, growing up in Alabama and Atlanta, and more.
Read the entire interview below:
How would you describe the past six months? They have been full of hard work, because I have been trying to get this music out.
Can you talk about your F.B.I. mixtape with Trap-A-Holics? I met Trap-A-Holics through my brother, Eldorado Red. During a conversation, it came up that I was working on a project. Trap-A-Holics soon got involved, we came together, and we put shit out.
How do you feel about the success of F.B.I.? I feel it is doing good, I see I have real fans who really follow me.
Will you be working with Trap-A-Holics in the future? Oh yeah! I’m doing my next mixtape with Trap-A-Holics. I will be working with him and Waka Flocka on a Trap-A-Holics album too.
Can you tell us more about your relationship with Eldorado Red? That’s my older brother. We grew up in the same neighborhood, so we have a very solid relationship. I have been working with him too, our relationship is thorough.
What was it like, growing up in both Alabama and Atlanta? Man, I got in trouble every place I stayed. I ran the streets in Alabama in Montgomery and did the same thing in Atlanta. But, I eventually grew out of it.
Can you talk about how you caught the attention of Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame? I met Waka and Gucci and through the producer Mike WiLL. We met on the streets and then we went from there. I ended up going to prison, I still communicated with Waka while I was beind bars. When I came out, we started working closer together, but I met them through Mike WiLL.
Would you consider yourself an Alabama or Atlanta artist? Neither one. I consider myself to be myself, Bambino Gold. I have no paperwork with Alabama or Atlanta. Shit, I might wake up tomorrow and move to Miami. I am on my own thing.
You featured Cartel MGM on F.B.I., will you be featuring Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame on your next project? It’s not even like that. I have a relationship with Cartel, so he was on my project. It’s not like I’m hungry to work with bigger artists. Cartel is from the streets for real, that’s why he’s on my project. Waka got me on the Salute Me or Shoot Me mixtape. I do fuck with Alley Boy, my boy Eldorado Red, Bloody J, these guys will be on my next project, along with Lil’ Phat, RIP.
Have you had any offers from many labels? Interscope Records made an offer. The crazy thing is that my first project has only been out for a few days. I released this on my own, but I don’t know where things will go from here. I would like to sign to G-Unit Records.
What does the future hold for you? I hope it’s positive. I just want to get rich and get out of the streets, but if I don’t get out of the streets, I just want to get rich.